East Lava Cave (The Center)

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East Lava Cave
East Lava Cave (The Center).jpg
Cave in the East of the Lava Biome of The Center.
Location
The Center Topographic Map.jpg
Entrance(s)
11.2° Lat, 67.4° Lon
Loot
Artifact of the Massive.png
Artifact Of The Massive
10.2° Lat, 52.9° Lon
Artifact of the Strong.png
Artifact Of The Strong
15.2° Lat, 57.4° Lon

The East Lava Cave is in the East of the Lava Biome, and it is one of the hardest caves in the DLC: The Center.

It is almost impossible to access the cave without a Pteranodon, Argentavis, or Quetzal. One could enter using Grappling Hooks, albeit an extremely difficult prospect.

This cave contains two Artifacts. For the Artifact Of The Massive, take the path to your right, and you will come to its chamber. For the Artifact Of The Strong, take the left path heading toward the first ruined archway in the cave.

Dangers[edit | edit source]

  • Extreme Heat
  • Dangerous jumps, not even a parachute will save you from lava

Recommended Equipment[edit | edit source]

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Bring Grappling Hooks, and lots of them; should you fall, grappling is the only thing that can prevent you from losing everything.
  • IMPORTANT: If you're playing Official or any server with cave flying disabled, land your flyer as soon as you fly down the initial chamber. You will be ejected from your mount (possibly over a lava pit) if you continue flying.

Creatures[edit | edit source]

Compatible Tamed Creatures[edit | edit source]

Warning:

  • All creatures taken into the cave will be unable to leave unless they can fly, be carried by a flyer, or ride on top of a Quetz Platform Saddle.

This table is incomplete.
You can help us by adding the tamed creatures you know can enter the cave. If the creature can't enter, please exclude it.

Accessibility Ratings:

  • Excellent: Full-Cave Access (Entrance-to-Artifact)
  • Limited: Can Access Portions of the Cave Safely
  • Not Recommended: Can Get Stuck/Unable to Leave Cave
Creature Accessibility Rideable Notes
Allosaurus.png Allosaurus Limited Yes
Ankylosaurus.png Ankylosaurus Limited Yes
Archaeopteryx.png Archaeopteryx Excellent No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Argentavis.png Argentavis Excellent Unofficial/
Single-Player
  •  Official Servers: Cannot mount in cave past the initial descent.
    Unofficial/Single-Player: Requires server setting -ForceAllowCaveFlyers to mount.
Arthropluera.png Arthropluera Limited Yes
Beelzebufo.png Beelzebufo Excellent Yes
Brontosaurus.png Brontosaurus Not Recommended Yes
  •  Will be unable to leave cave.
Carbonemys.png Carbonemys Limited Yes
Carnotaurus.png Carno Limited Yes
Giant Beaver.png Castoroides Limited Yes
  •  Unable to go up the first stairs section towards Artifact of the Strong.
Chalicotherium.png Chalicotherium Limited Yes
Compy.png Compy Excellent No
  •  Can keep one on shoulder or bring a whole pack.
Dilophosaur.png Dilophosaur Limited No
Dimetrodon.png Dimetrodon Limited No
Dimorphodon.png Dimorphodon Excellent No
  •  Can keep one on shoulder or bring a whole flock.
Diplocaulus.png Diplocaulus Limited Yes
Diplodocus.png Diplodocus Not Recommended Yes
  •  Will be unable to leave cave.
Direbear.png Direbear Limited Yes
Direwolf.png Direwolf Excellent Yes
Dodo.png Dodo Excellent No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Dodorex.png DodoRex Limited Yes
Doedicurus.png Doedicurus Limited Yes
Dung Beetle.png Dung Beetle Excellent No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Gallimimus.png Gallimimus Limited Yes
Giganotosaurus.png Giganotosaurus Not Recommended Yes
  •  Will be unable to leave cave.
Gigantopithecus.png Gigantopithecus Limited Yes
Jerboa.png Jerboa Excellent No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Kairuku.png Kairuku Excellent No
  •  Can be carried in and out by player.
Kaprosuchus.png Kaprosuchus Excellent Yes
Lymantria.png Lymantria Excellent Unofficial/
Single-Player
  •  Official Servers: Cannot mount in cave past the initial descent.
    Unofficial/Single-Player: Requires server setting -ForceAllowCaveFlyers to mount.
Lystrosaurus.png Lystrosaurus Limited No
Mammoth.png Mammoth Limited Yes
Mantis.png Mantis Limited Yes
Megaloceros.png Megaloceros Limited Yes
Mesopithecus.png Mesopithecus Excellent No
  •  Can be carried on shoulder.
Morellatops.png Morellatops Limited Yes
Onyc.png Onyc Excellent No
Oviraptor.png Oviraptor Limited No
Pachy.png Pachy Limited Yes
Paraceratherium.png Paracer Not Recommended Yes
  •  Will be unable to leave cave.
Parasaur.png Parasaur Limited Yes
Pelagornis.png Pelagornis Excellent Unofficial/
Single-Player
  •  Official Servers: Cannot mount in cave past the initial descent.
    Unofficial/Single-Player: Requires server setting -ForceAllowCaveFlyers to mount.
Phiomia.png Phiomia Limited Yes
Procoptodon.png Procoptodon Excellent Yes
Pteranodon.png Pteranodon Limited Unofficial/
Single-Player
  •  Official Servers: Cannot mount in cave past the initial descent.
    Unofficial/Single-Player: Requires server setting -ForceAllowCaveFlyers to mount.
Quetzal.png Quetzal Excellent Unofficial/
Single-Player
  •  Official Servers: Cannot mount in cave past the initial descent.
    Unofficial/Single-Player: Requires server setting -ForceAllowCaveFlyers to mount.
Raptor.png Raptor Excellent Yes
Rex.png Rex Limited Yes
Rock Elemental.png Rock Elemental Limited Yes
Sabertooth.png Sabertooth Excellent Yes
Sarco.png Sarco Limited Yes
Scorpion.png Scorpion Limited Yes
Spider.png Spider Limited Yes
Spinosaur.png Spino Limited Yes
Stegosaurus.png Stego Limited Yes
Tapejara.png Tapejara Excellent Unofficial/
Single-Player
  •  Official Servers: Cannot mount in cave past the initial descent.
    Unofficial/Single-Player: Requires server setting -ForceAllowCaveFlyers to mount.
Terror Bird.png Terror Bird Excellent Yes
Thorny Dragon.png Thorny Dragon Limited Yes
Titanosaur.png Titanosaur Not Recommended Yes
  •  Is too large for much of the cave.
    Will be unable to leave cave.
Trike.png Trike Limited Yes
Vulture.png Vulture Excellent No
  •  Can be carried on shoulder.
Woolly Rhinoceros.png Woolly Rhino Limited Yes
Wyvern.png Wyvern Excellent Unofficial/
Single-Player
  •  Official Servers: Cannot mount in cave past the initial descent.
    Unofficial/Single-Player: Requires server setting -ForceAllowCaveFlyers to mount.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Creatures that are unable to jump will be unable to reach the chamber containing the Artifact Of The Strong.
  • The cave is so massive, that if you manage to get a Giganotosaurus or anything smaller down, you'll be able to navigate it around the majority of the cave. Getting it back out would be the issue.
  • Lava will not kill you instantly, but will do massive damage quite quickly. It is possible to save yourself if you manage to find a rock to jump on.
  • Before The Center became a DLC, reportedly one could retrieve the Artifact Of The Devious here. After its official release however, it seems to have been replaced by the Artifact Of The Strong. This could mean Devious will be located here after The Island features that Artifact, although this is just speculation.
  • There is a bug where while attempting to fly into the cave entrance, you will clip to the top of the volcano's caldera. It is recommended to land your mount outside the entrance and walk it manually inside before flying down into the cave.
  • There is another bug where the game will think you are underwater in much of the cave and display ocean particle-effects. This is only cosmetic, and you will not be affected otherwise.

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